Carol N. Mersereau, 76, of Marshfield died on October 4 at her home. She leaves family in Falmouth.
Born in New York City, she was the daughter of Dr. John Taylor and his wife, Eve Taylor, who predeceased her. Her father’s second wife, Phyllis G. Taylor, lives in Florida.
Ms. Mesereau was a registered nurse and, after retiring, devoted much of her time to local community work and teaching. She taught yoga, French and artisan greeting card-making in both Marshfield and Duxbury for more than 40 years. She was one of the early co-founders of the Marshfield food co-op. She was a longtime and active volunteer with the Marshfield Senior Center and the Clift Rogers library thrift shop in Marshfield Hills.
An avid traveler, she loved going to Europe, especially to spend time with friends and family in France. On her most recent trip to the South of France, she visited places with deep family meaning and history. This included locations related to the efforts of her grandmother Lilly Felddegen to help secure visas to bring some 600 Jewish refugee children from Belgium via France to the United States during World War II.
She leaves her husband, Duane Mersereau; two sons, Jeremy Steiner and Evan Steiner; two grandchildren, Lilly and Trevor Steiner; two siblings, John A. Taylor and Susan L. Taylor of Falmouth; and other family.
An interment service will be Tuesday, October 15, at 11:15 AM at Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne, followed by a remembrance gathering.